Each spring the American Art Awards board selects their 25 Best Galleries and Museums in America, choosing only one museum or gallery per state per year. Selections are based on years established, industry reputation, online buzz, location, size, socially relevant exhibits, motivational and educational programs, represented artists as well as artist, client and visitor references.
American Art Awards: “In 1958, this Dunn family effort was originally created as a casual, local venue for the exhibition, framing and preservation of art – but over the years Evalyn Dunn Gallery has exceeded everyone’s expectations to become a significant world-renowned gallery. When Evalyn Dunn first opened her art gallery in the 1950’s, people marveled at her ability to hold a full time job, run an art gallery and raise a family. Fortunately, her supportive husband, Benjamin, worked with her and consequently Evalyn Dunn Gallery prospered.
“In its 61st year, the east coast treasure showcases the finest 20th Century American and European art, works of acclaimed artists from all countries, including Alvar of Spain, Graciela Rodo Boulanger of Bolivia, Ron Hedrick of Canada and American artists such as Michele Byrne, Jon Friedman, Mary Johnston and Ricardo Roig.”
Other include Stephanie Amato, Antonelle, Apple, Daniel Azoulay, Beatty, Natalia Bessonova, William Bunting, Giovanna Calzolari, Daniel Carvalho, C.M. Cooper,, Adolpho Colque, Cook, Cora, Cybele, Datian, Dawley, Degas, Fairchild-Woodard, Kate Faust, Gantner,William Gramley, Karla Gudeon, Ilan Harel, Jessica Hedrick, Impiglia, Jaramillo, Judaica, Kochberg, Lee, Mercurio D’Anchise, Miro, Natale, Nava, Pei Yang, Peter Max, Pino, Pruna Milanes Pv Giancarlos, Alicia Quaini, Renoir, Salzman, Jane Seymour, Sissman, Ilene Smith, Murray Smith, John Triarsi, Rosalia Verdun, Vidan Dangelico Vittorio, Jessica Wasilewski and Whistler.
Today, Jaclyn Civins owns and runs the gallery, and her sister, Amy Walsh, is the marketing director. They fondly recall ambitious mom Evalyn and dad Benjamin importing oil paintings from Europe sixty years ago. As the business has grown and changed locations over the last decades, Civins and Walsh have left their own imprint on a business that honors what their parents began. Due to changing times the gallery has begun to diversify and has expanded to include jewelry, art glass, gifts and religious items.
Evalyn Dunn Gallery / 549 South Avenue West / Westfield, NJ 07090
Mon – Sat 10-5 / Sun & Evenings by appointment. / (908) 232-0412
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Written By: Tommy Lightfoot Garrett
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